So Much for the Party of "Compassion"

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Aug 11, 2010 4:34 PM
Democrats have voted to subsidize teachers' unions and government workers' unions by cutting back the food stamps available to the poorest Americans.

The cynical political reasoning behind this move is the same as that which informs the Democrats' position on school choice: Union members vote; poor people often don't (and their children, trapped in terrible schools, can't).

So much for the Democrats' carefully cherished self-image as the "party of compassion"; let's hope Americans don't forget, when the rubber hit the road, where the Democrats' first allegiance lay.

And I'd be willing to bet that a lot of those people collecting food stamps would rather simply get a job -- that is, if they could, in the Obama economy.